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Denver Events

Find Denver-area activities for kids in our event calendar!  

New feature: You may now add your own family-friendly event to our calendar below for free! Please no fundraisers, camps, or ongoing events (longer than a week).  Only two listings per organization per month. Events must be geared to families or will not be approved. 

Denver County Fair @ National Western Complex
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm

The Denver County Fair is back and under new ownership. The Western Stock Show Association purchased the fair in February 2017 and is committed to continuing the unique event while adding some features as only National Western can do.

The urban county fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver’s unique character and culture. Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides, pony rides, camel rides and unicorn rides. The indoor/outdoor fair will include over 12 unique pavilions, 6 stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, a ukulele contest, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie and bug-eating contests.

German Fest
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 10:00 pm

German Fest Denver fosters a spirit of camaraderie and provides an experience of German culture and celebrates cultural diversity. German Fest welcomes everyone, and it is our way to unite the various ethnic groups in the Denver area and Colorado.  

Festivals of music, dance and celebrations of traditions help to preserve and keep awareness to the beautiful variety of German, European and International culture in Colorado.

VegFest Colorado @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

The 7th annual VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair, takes place July 22 and 23, 2017, offering activities for the whole family. The festival runs 10AM – 6PM Saturday and 10AM – 5PM Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401. Attendees will learn from world-renowned experts on health, diet, environmental and animal rights issues about the many advantages of embracing a plant-based lifestyle. Family friendly activities including speakers, cooking demos by nationally acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors, food sampling, exhibitors, food trucks and activities for children. Admission to VegFest: Adults, $10.00. Admission for children 16 and younger is free. Parking is free.

Fitness on the Rocks @ Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

You’ve never experienced Red Rocks like you are going to experience it with us!. FITNESS on the ROCKS is the largest workout that has ever been organized in Colorado and RED ROCKS is one of the nations most outrageous venues!

2017 will sell out! Do not miss an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself. Surround yourself with amazing people and share an energy that has the chance of changing your life!

Colorado Renaissance Festival
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm

Flashback to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

Saturdays & Sundays only

Open Rain or Shine

Wheels for Wildlife @ The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Wheels For Wildlife”  is a vehicle show like no other!  
With more than 10 acres of paved parking and display spaces available, there’s room for every kind of vehicle on the road today.  So whether you have an antique Model A… a muscle car from the sixties… a decked-out motorcycle that you cherish beyond measure… a monster truck… or belong to a club and just want your membership to be able to celebrate in style… you are invited to participate!

Little Nest Portraits GRAND OPEN @ Little Nest Portraits
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Little Nest Portraits, a luxury boutique photography studio, is inviting you to their nest on July 22nd for a kid-friendly grand opening event!

The kids will love the:
· craft station
· face painter
· and yummy treats

….while you enjoy delicious food from Los Chingones and The Urban Egg!

Enter to win some of THE best raffle item bags from partners such as (name drop warning!) Matthew Morris hair salon, Scout & Molly’s, Evereve, Fox Hollow golf course and barre3 just to name a few. Plus a photoPOP with a 5×7 print, balloons for the kids, and (as if that’s not enough!) swag bags for the first 50 guests!

We would love to see you and your friends there. Help us plan with a quick RSVP.

Keep in touch: (720) 532-1678 | Facebook | Instagram |
Address: 4940 S Newport Street, Denver 80237

Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the opening of our newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores at DINOS! Prehistoric Party, offered every Saturday night in July. Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family-friendly entertainment.

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama @ Pepsi Center
Jul 25 all-day

Come see former First Lady Michelle Obama live at the 30th anniversary of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The TOGETHER celebration will raise funds to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families and will include a live conversation with Mrs. Obama, moderated by WFCO President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel.

Kids Film Series: Moana
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cool off this summer in the air-conditioned Stewart Auditorium with a bag of popcorn in a place where your don’t have to worry if your kiddo cries in the middle of the movie. Your ticket gets you $1 off the hands-on dinosaur exhibition too!

July 25, Rated PG
Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explore fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney.

Series runs Tuesday mornings at 10 am, June 13 – July 25

Bands on the Bricks @ 1301 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JUN 7, 2017 – AUG 9, 2017


Price: Free
From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Annual Event, Festivals & Events, Food & Drink, Free Events, Kids & Families, Music, Special Event
From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of Downtown Boulder on the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts celebrating its 20th anniversary! Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars.

Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 pm every Wednesday night. Opening musical acts start at 6 pm, headlining acts play from 7 – 9 pm.

Arapahoe County Fair @ Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day

The ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIR has something for everyone, July 27-30. Get online DISCOUNT tickets ONLY $10 till 4 pm, July 27. Enjoy UNLIMITED carnival rides, TWO nights of FIREWORKS, the petting farm, two rodeos, concerts, truck and tractor pulls, high-flying dog shows, kids’ corral, homestead activities and more. Kids under 36″ get in FREE. BUY your tickets today at